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Performing Arts HND

Dudley College of Technology

UCAS Course code W471


The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Performing Arts provide a specialist vocational programme with a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.
The course has been designed to provide higher level training for a range of careers in the creative industries by providing opportunities for learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to gain employment or progress to higher education such as a full-time degree course or specialist drama school.

You must hold a minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the one of the following qualifications

· BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject

· GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level


GCSE English – grade C or above

Applicants will be invited to an audition workshop and interview. For mature applicants some experience may be taken in consideration instead of A Levels/ BTECs.

*Learners who have completed the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Performing Arts can progress directly onto the second year of this course depending on the match of units.

Course Content:
Mandatory Units:
Creative Arts Professional Practice
Creative Arts Research Skills
Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts

Optional Units: (Subject to change)
Acting for Camera
Acting for Microphone
Alternative Approaches to Acting
Applied Contemporary Performance Practice
Classical Acting
Development of Acting Skills
Managing a Creative Business
Performing Arts Workshop Leadership
Physical Theatre Performance
Site-Specific Performance
Small-Scale Touring in the Performing Arts
Theatre Directing
Theatre in Education
Voice and Speech Development and Practice
Work-based Experience
Writing for Performance

Award: HND
Professional Qualification
1 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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